April 28th marks the annual World Day for Safety and Health at Work.
This day is an international awareness-raising campaign to promote the prevention of occupational accidents and diseases globally. Creating a safety and health culture in the workplace can greatly reduce the number of work-related deaths and injuries.
While this goal may seem daunting, creating a safer workplace is often fairly straightforward and simple.
Here are four tips to improve workplace safety and health from your friends at Attune and EMPLOYERS®️:
- Evaluate Potential Risks: “Walk the floors” of your business regularly to spot potential hazards. Thinking critically about how and where your employees could get injured is important in mitigating the risks associated with potential hazards.
- Plan and Problem Solve: Once you’ve identified a potential hazard, write it down and share the procedures that employees should follow to reduce the safety risk. Oftentimes, the solutions are simple and straightforward.
- Practice Makes Perfect: Reinforce proper procedures by making sure workers practice safety procedures. Ask your workers’ compensation insurance carrier or agent for available training materials.
- Remind: Placing signage in break rooms and around areas of high-risk, like hot stove tops or grills, helps keep safety polices front and center for all workers. OSHA provides safety information and posters that can be accessed online at no charge.
And remember, if you have EMPLOYERS®️ Workers’ Compensation through Attune, you have access to these workplace safety resources as well:
- Injured Employee Hotline
- Off-site Transitional Duty Program
- Live Risk Management Webinars
- Loss Control Connection
- Telephonic Access to a Loss Control Consultant
- And more!